Tube length for tubed pumpers

EllieM

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I have just been signed off on my pump training for the tandem tslim x2 (see my other thread) and need to sort out my long term script for cannulas and insulin.

At the moment I am using steel needles with 60cm tubing, but am wondering if I should go for 80cm.

I'm finding it annoying that if my pump is in my pocket I can't drop my trousers to the floor and think a longer tube might be easier to stow at night.

What do others do? Any drawbacks to longer tubes?

I realise this is a matter for personal preference but interested in others' experiences.
 
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Rokaab

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I use Medtronics 110cm tubes, yes quite long and can get caught but long enough for me to not get it caught whilst sleeping - I tried sleeping with a pump belt closer to me but it just annoyed me and stopped me getting to sleep and the 60cm just wasn't long enough to not have it annoy me overnight.

I guess the only issue is that if you don't tuck it away enough it can easily get caught on stuff because of its length, mine is normally on a belt clip on my trousers
 
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